Wilde Like Me by Louise Pentland

About Wild Like Me

‘Does anyone else out there feel like me?’

Robin Wilde is an awesome single mum. She’s great at her job. Her best friend Lacey and bonkers Auntie Kath love her and little Lyla to the moon and back. From the outside, everything looks just fine.

But Robin has a secret.

Behind the mask she carefully applies every day, things sometimes feel…grey. And lonely. She struggles to fit in with the school-mum crew. Online dating is despair-inducing, and how can she give her little girl the very best when, honestly, some days it’s hard to find a clean pair of knickers?

After 4 years (and 2 months and 24 days) of single mum-dom, Robin realises it’s time to get out there and Change. Her. Life!

A little courage and creativity go a long way, and exciting new opportunities are soon on the horizon – maybe a man, maybe the chance of a lifetime…

Will Robin seize the possibilities she creates for herself? And what surprises does her life have in store if she does?

Wow, just wow…

It has been a while since I have been able to finish a book. Since the passing of my dad, I have found books haven’t been able to pull me in the way they used to. That was until I delved into the pages of Wilde Like Me and understood that I wasn’t alone in running from the emptiness

Have you ever picked up a book and found that it resonates deep within your soul?

This is exactly what happened to me within the pages of Wilde Like Me. For Louise Pentland has created a character so perfect within in her flaws that every woman will recognise a bit of themselves in her.

Ladies and Gentlemen allow Pentland to introduce you to Robin Wilde, a sassy single mum who is finding her way in the world whilst raising her loveable daughter Lyla. 


Whist deep within the pages I felt like I was among friends. I was visiting Dovingtons to spend time with Lacey, I was attaching pom-poms to clothes whilst hanging out with Aunty Kath and I was witnessing the fabulous sets that Natalie and Robin got to work on.

This heartwarming book is packed with warmth and humour but don’t let it fool you for this story also carries deep rooted messages thats subtly speak to the reader.

Not only did Pentland create a wondrous group of characters, she also managed to give each character their own battle. Which takes the reader on an emotional journey with several of the people that they have got to know and love.

Speaking of characters, my favourite has to be those Wilde women, Robin who makes me want to follow my dreams. Lyla who makes me want to dance like no one is watching and Kath who makes me want to hug my aunties that little bit tighter.

I was completely captivated by this book. My imagination was consumed from the very first chapter and after I turned that last page I was faced with the emptiness. In an instant I was lost, I missed the characters, I missed the words, I missed it all.

However, I smile at the knowledge that I know this book will travel with me. It will be a friend I will revisit and a journey of discovery I one day hope to go on.

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.” — Charles William Eliot

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